They’re natural allies, it seems. Lawrence Thomas, the USI basketball team’s point guard, grew up playing for his father, Lawrence Thomas, at a high school in Springfield, Ill. When he arrived in Evansville, LT eventually got acquainted with Bo Burkhart, the Bosse High School point guard and son of Bulldogs head coach Shane Burkhart.
“Sometimes he texts me and asks me for advice on what he should do,” Thomas told me. “He knows I’m a coach’s son, that sometimes our relationship doesn’t work out. He’ll ask, ‘How was it for you in high school?’ Obviously, you’re going to get the worst treatment of everyone because you are the son.”